Sunday, October 11, 2020

Iron Factory - SHRIKE'S FEATHER!

3rd Party Transformers - IF EX-27 Shrikes Feather (Slipstream) Iron Factory 2018

One of my favorite genres of character is female gender-swaps of existing male characters. My obsession with all the bat-ladies and spider-ladies are a prime example if this. But I've been getting really into Transformers in the past few years and this gender-swapping is almost unheard of in this universe. The biggest example, however, is Slipstream. Slipstream is a female clone of Starscream introduced in the Transformers: Animated series. In that storyline, Starscream had made a number of clones of himself, but Slipstream really stood out. Not only was she the token female, but she was wicked and funny. Each clone had unique traits: cowardly, prideful, obsequious, etc. Most of these traits resulted in comic buffoonery, but Slipstream seemed like a genuine villain. She became really popular and has since appeared in comics, videogames, and other animated Transformers franchises. Plus she's gotten a lot of toys! Let's check out this 3" Iron Factory Slipstream homage, Shrike's Feather!

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are my Slipstreams all together. From Left to Right: Legends, Iron Factory, CyberVerse Warrior Class, CyberVerse Ultra Class, and Slipstrike Kre-O. Plus there was a Cyberverse Turbo Changer Slipstream just released in Canada. I can't wait to get that one.

And here are all my Iron Factory Fembots together: Night Assassin, Windsaber, Alleria, Shrike's Feather, and Pink Assassin. I'm missing three variants: a black repaint of Arcee, and two re-releases of Windblade (a translucent pink version and a repaint with metallic gold details).


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